GEOG 1HA3 Lecture Notes - Industrial Revolution, Division Of Labour, Neolithic Revolution
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Population Geography I: The big picture
•Objective and introduction
-The study of population and population geography
•History of population growth
•Distribution and density of global population
- Current population 7.1 billion, increases 75 million per year, india & china consists of 1/3 of entire population
Where do 7.1 billion people live?
What factors underlie this distribution?
What are the implications and consequences of this distribution?
Demography: the study of population
Population geography – study of the spatial components of demography
Of concern to population geographers
•Growth (or decline) of population over time
•Spatial differential growth (or decline) of population
•The causes, and consequences, of population change
•Spatial distribution of population & the consequences with respect to gloval resources
History of population growth – I
How have global population levels changed over the past 12,000 tears (the Holocene period)?
•12,000 yrs BP
•2,000 yrs BP
•1650 AD (~350 BP)
•1800 AD (~200 BP)
c. 12,000 yrs => 2 billion people reached
< 50 yrs => 2 billion people increase
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